Sde Nitzan

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Sde Nitzan
שְׂדֵה נִצָּן, שדה ניצן
Pitaya plants in Sde Nitzan
Pitaya plants in Sde Nitzan
Sde Nitzan is located in Israel
Sde Nitzan
Sde Nitzan
Coordinates: 31°13′45.47″N 34°25′12.35″E / 31.2292972°N 34.4200972°E / 31.2292972; 34.4200972Coordinates: 31°13′45.47″N 34°25′12.35″E / 31.2292972°N 34.4200972°E / 31.2292972; 34.4200972
District Southern
Council Eshkol
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1973
Founded by English-speaking immigrants
Population (2015) 318[1]
Name meaning Field of Flowers

Sde Nitzan (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה נִצָּן‎, lit. Field of Flowers) is a moshav in the northern Negev desert in Israel. Located twelve kilometres east of Kerem Shalom and near Beersheba, it falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 318.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1973 by immigrants from English speaking countries,[2] with the name being an approximate translation of the name of a Jewish philanthropist named Bloomfield ("Field of Flowers").

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 525. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.